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Thirty years after Stevie Ray Vaughan's death, Austin City Limits will honor the Texas musician with a new hour-long special.


Stevie Ray Vaughan on Austin City Limits: 30 Years On will premiere this Saturday at 8 p.m. on most PBS stations.

The special includes footage from the blues rocker's 1983 and 1989 performances, with his band Double Trouble, on Austin City Limits, which are some of the "most highly-requested episodes in the program's archives," according to the ACL website. Songs include "Pride and Joy," "Crossfire" and "Texas Flood."

"30 years after his tragic death, these performances serve as bookends to Vaughan's brilliant career with Double Trouble, showing a striking contrast between 'zero self-confidence' and 'pure magic,' but in both cases you can see a master at work," ACL Executive Producer Terry Lickona said in a statement.

Born and raised in Dallas, Vaughan was a leader of the blues revival in American rock and roll in the '80s. He moved to Austin in 1972 and played at local clubs such as Antone's before striking it big with his debut album, Texas Flood, which was released in 1983.

Vaughan died in 1990, at the age of 35, in a helicopter crash. Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards proclaimed Oct. 3, 1991, as Stevie Ray Vaughan Day, and the city of Austin erected a statue in honor along Lady Bird Lake, near the site of his last Austin concert, according to the Texas State Historical Association.

Vaughan and his band were the first inductees into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in 2014.

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